‘Grease Friday Take Back’ slated in Lynchburg, Bedford County

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Grease poured down home drains is a major factor in blocking sewer lines, causing unsafe overflows into streams and backyards.

Grease poured down home drains is a major factor in blocking sewer lines, causing unsafe overflows into streams and backyards. (PHOTO: Courtesy Lynchburg Water Resources)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Grease poured down home drains is a major factor in blocking sewer lines, causing unsafe overflows into streams and backyards.

Bedford Regional Water Authority and Lynchburg Water Resources are hosting Grease Friday Take Back events to encourage residents to properly dispose of and recycle their holiday cooking oils and grease.

Lynchburg Water Resources is handing out free grease containers on the following days:

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Lynchburg Community Market from 10 – 2 p.m., and at any Lynchburg Kroger store from 12 – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 27, 10 -2 p.m. or until supplies last at the Lynchburg Community Market

Free containers are always available at the Lynchburg Water Resources Administration Building at 525 Taylor St., Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Once filled and sealed, the containers can be dropped off between Thursday, Nov. 28 and Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Lynchburg Community Market or at any of the Krogers located in Lynchburg.

Cooking oil and grease can be dropped off all year round at the Lynchburg Wastewater Treatment Plant’s grease recycling center located at 2301 Concord Turnpike.

For more information about the Grease Friday, click here.

Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWRA) is passing out free buckets on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 12 – 4 p.m. at any Food Lion in Bedford County.

All year round, free grease buckets can be picked up and dropped off at the BRWA’s main office, located at 1723 Falling Creek Road in Bedford, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Filled buckets will be accepted at any Food Lion in the County on Grease Friday, Nov. 29, 12 – 4 p.m.

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